In this session artist Shawanda Corbett shares her experience and advice on developing relationships with public and commercial galleries.
Participants are asked to prepare questions for Shawanda and to bring any relevant experiences they might have to share with the group.
Shawanda Corbett (New York, b. 1989) is an interdisciplinary artist who uses abstract painting, ceramics, dance theatre productions and poetry to address the question about what a complete body is, looking at the different cycles of a human’s life through cyborg theory. She uses her perspective as a woman of colour with a disability to root science fiction theory into reality.
Corbett is currently pursuing her practice-led doctoral degree in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art and Wadham College, University of Oxford. Her first solo exhibition, Neighbourhood Garden, is being held at the Corvi-Mora Gallery in London (2020). She describes the exhibit as a revisit of her family’s history as southern African Americans living between Mississippi and New York. The work challenges the history of African American tropes without reducing her subjects to their physical bodies by focusing on the individual’s personality, daily activity or place of residence.
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